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School Break Camps

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Tanadoona Day and Specialty Camps

Tanadoona Day Camp is the perfect place for children to spend their summer! With easy pick-up and drop-off Tanadoona day camp is convenient for parents and kids. Not to mention all the seriously silly good times ahead. Don’t delay, come on out and play this summer!

Specialty Day Camps are perfect for campers who want to spend extra time with a favorite activity or build skills in something new. Campers spend dedicated time each day in their specialty area and the rest of the day participating in the many other camp activiites! Specialty Day Camp details can be found in the camp brochure (pdf) which will be available in late December.


Check-in: 7:45 - 8:30 a.m. Monday - Friday

Check-out: 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Monday - Friday

Closing Ceremony: 4:15 p.m. Friday (Families are encouraged to attend!)



Additional Day Camp Information:

Camp Dates and Rates - Day Camps

Typical Daily Schedule and Meal Menu

Camp Store (on the parent's page)

Food allergies: For the safety of our campers, do not send lunches or snacks that contain peanuts or other nuts with your camper. Thank you!




If the camp session you are interested is full, please add your name to our waitlist through the online registration system. When space becomes available we will contact you by phone and email. We review session capacity daily and will notify families as soon as possible. While we cannot predict openings, we are happy to talk with you about your position on the waitlist. We fill sessions based on the earliest date of joining the waitlist.


Day Camp Extras:

Register for "extras" during online registration or contact us by email [email protected] to add these after regitration. Register for extras at least a week in advance.

Before & After Care ($40/week)

Extends program time to 7:00am-6:00pm


Thursday Overnight ($45)

Limited Availability; Please contact Rosie Mahoney at (612) 284-8261 if you're intersted in adding Thursday Overnight - these fill quickly.

A great way to introduce your camper to sleeping over at camp. Campers enjoy all the nighttime fun of camp, such as campfire, s'mores and all-camp night games with resident campers. Thursday’s dinner, and Friday’s breakfast and lunch are included.


Lunch ($32/week)

Enjoy our great lunch! Lunch includes a main meal item, side, salad bar (including pasta salads, a variety of vegetables and salad mix, and sunbutter, jelly and bread), and milk.


Dietary Restrictions

Pork-free and vegetarian options are available at each meal when listed on your camper's Health Form. Please indicate items your vegetarian does eat (i.e. fish, eggs, dairy).


We try our best to accommodate special diets including food allergies and gluten-sensitive. We are unable to accommodate Celiac Disease.


All dietary restrictions must be listed on camper's Health Form. Contact us with any questions regarding your campers dietary needs.

Lunch + Thursday Night Overnight ($70/week)

Save when you register for both Lunch and Thursday Overnight in the same week.



Packing List -Day Camp

Please clearly label your camper's items.

[ ] Swimsuit and towel each day

[ ] Weather appropriate clothes (i.e. sweatshirt, rain gear)

[ ] Extra set of clothes each day

[ ] Appropriate Footwear (i.e. athletic shoes or heavy duty sandals; flip flops are not suitable camp footwear) Closed-toe shoes are required for Adventure activities .

[ ] Lunch, non-perishable and nut-free (unless registered for Camp lunch.) Please write camper’s name on the outside of lunch container.

[ ] Snacks (if desired): afternoon snack is provided. (nut-free snacks only)
[ ] Insect repellent (lotion or stick - please avoid aerosols)
[ ] Sunscreen (please avoid aerosols)
[ ] Camera (if desired)
[ ] Water bottle

Packing List - Thursday Overnight

[ ] Pajamas

[ ] Jacket or Sweatshirt

[ ] Complete change of clothes
[ ] Sleeping bag and Pillow

[ ] Toothbrush and Toothpaste
[ ] Flashlight with Batteries
[ ] Soap and Shampoo
[ ] Bath Towel


Leave at Home

Ø Cash

Ø Cell phones and tablets

Ø Handheld video games

Ø Portable Music Devices

Ø Valuables of any sort

Ø Flip-flops

Ø Personal Sports Equipment
Ø Trading or gaming cards

Ø Pocket knives

Ø Animals


Ø Electrical devices such as hair dryer or curling iron

Campers are not permitted to bring alcohol, drugs, or weapons.